Chrissy - posted on 10/22/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Normally I'm a stay at home mum, as I only work part time during school holidays and now I've just started working one day a week as well, as that's the only available time at daycare I can get until there are more vacancies. But for two months now my daughter has cried, screamed, whined and pleaded for me not to leave her there, every time I take her to day care. She cant speak much but she points to the door to say she wants to leave, clings to me, says "please" and "ta" so i wont leave her there amongst her tears and screams, and also says "dad" or "nana" because she would rather me take her and leave her with them, but "dad" works during the day and although "nana" babysits at times she has health problems and cant always cope for long periods, and i don't feel right asking her to do it regularly, that's why i put my daughter in day care. The carers at daycare have told me she is almost always upset there and once I had to go back and get her 10 minutes after I dropped her there because she had made herself sick from crying. I thought she would have improved by now and now I don't know if she will, it upsets me to leave her and I feel guilty but I'm doing this to try to make some extra money to live. I feel like I want to pull her out, but I don't know if she will eventually get used to it and get better or if it's not worth making her upset for just a few hours a day. I'm also recently separated so being a single mum I could really do with the extra money to support the kids. Any advice would be helpful.